Courtesy of Clear Vision Center
Katie Swallow, a third-grader at Campus Elementary School has been chosen for recognition by the "Kids Making a Difference" program sponsored by Clear Vision and hosted by the Streetsboro Community PTA.
Nine-year-old Katie was nominated by her teacher, Marisa Cortes.
"Katie always has a smile on her face. She has a positive attitude and never turns away anyone who needs help," said Cortes. "This holiday season, Katie and her mom asked if we could collect mittens for kids in need. Katie is very responsible and respectful." Cortes believes that Katie makes a difference with her smile everyday at Campus. Katie's parents, Jeff and Stacey, describe her as compassionate and selfless.
She has lived in Streetsboro since she was 3 years old. She has two sisters, Kayla and Karla, a little brother, Jeffrey, a dog named Max, and a fish named Kris Kringle. She is an excellent student whose favorite subject is math. She loves reading and counts the Rainbow Fairies series among her favorites.
Some of Katie's extracurricular activities include playing the piano, gymnastics, AWANA Bible Club and playing games like four-square and Minecraft. Katie has followed in her parents' footsteps, quite literally, and has started running. She completed a 5K this past Labor Day and finished a one-mile "Mashed Potato Run" in under ten minutes!
Katie would like to be a third-grade teacher when she grows up. She believes that teaching is a great way to help others.
The Streetsboro Community PTA thanks Clear Vision Centers of Streetsboro for sponsorship of this program and for their generous donation. The proceeds of their donation will assist the students and teachers of the Streetsboro City Schools.